EFCC intercepts Obiano at Lagos airport en route US


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) late yesterday, Thursday, March 17, 2022, arrested former Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, while trying to board a flight to Houston, Texas, USA.

He had earlier in the day handed over to his successor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, where his wife had caused a stir with an attack on Ambassador Bianca, wife of late Igbo legend, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu.

Obiano, a retired banker, was living in US before he was called to back to take up the mantle of leadership of the state.

Before his arrest, the former governor had expressed his intention to return to his base in Houston, Texas to rest after an eight-year sojourn in politics, even as indications emerged that he on EFCC’s watchlist due to alleged brazen corruption.

He enjoyed immunity as a governor but lost it the minute his tenure expired.

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